28.10.2020 Visit to Finnair Flight Academy
Xamk’s simulation pedagogy experts and instructors visited at Finnair Flight Academy in Vantaa today, hosted by Mr Arto Helovuo, Finnair’s Head of Training. Patrik Nyström from Safetyfactors represented as a specialist in healthcare simulation pedagogy in the study visit.
During the day, we got familiarisation with the objectives and implementation of Finnair’s student and instructor training by means of simulation pedagogy and methodology. We compared aviation simulator operations to medical, first aid and maritime simulation training, searching and finding the best practices and new thoughts for simulator training implementation at Xamk. Team had lots of discussion and peer reviewing of Crew Resource Management (CRM) in aviation, medical and maritime industries, the way of thinking Safety II approach, human factors and the learning process with simulation model in different sectors.
After the introduction of Finnair’s training program and material, we had a briefing in the group and tasks were given for different exercises. Thru these instructions, we performed various tasks given with the Airbus A350-900 simulator model in different weather conditions. Instructor Arto Helovuo gave feedback on completing the missions on the debriefing event. We understood after debriefing situation, that our team had performed those tasks with very good grades, almost as commercial pilots perform those.
As part of the CoMET project, Ekami organizes Harbour Crane Operator Course for students from Ida-Virumaa VET Centre on 10-14 February 2020. On the first day of the course, the atmosphere was enthusiastic and the program included the Basic Principles of Crane Operation and an introduction to the simulators.
As the Course progresses, students will be able to practice unloading coal from ship to hopper, round wood from ship to truck, steel coils from ship to shore by Mantsinen’s 120 Hybrilift and unloading 20/40 ”containers from deck, loading 20/40 ”containers to deck, unloading 20/40 ”containers from hold as well as loading 20/40 ”containers to hold.
The Project’s next step, Simulator Instructor Workshop took place from Thursday 30th to Friday 31st January 2020.
The agenda of the Workshop included the following: Results of the report on educational needs, Simulator pedagogy in brief and Scenario planning for maritime joint simulator training.
CoMET project partners under WPT2 Development and establishment of simulator network (EMERA; XAMK; Novia) participted in the annual meeting of the European Maritime Simulators Network (EMSN) that took place in Hamburg on 2-3 December 2019. Among others, the topics included the introduction of R&D projects utilizing the possibilities of the EMSN.
The EMSN is used to connect simulator centres to conduct joint training between MET institutions.
The Project Group fourth period meeting took place in Kotka on 19.-20.9.2019. The meeting went on effectively and in a good spirit. There were lots of discussions.
”There have been delays in the project, but we are now back on schedule. At the beginning of October, the connections between the simulation centers will be tested and the first joint exercises are done before the end of the year”, says the Lead Partner’s Project Manager Jokela-Ylipiha.
This was a special occasion as Annu Jokela-Ylipiha will leave the project at the end of this year and she presented the Ekami’s Project Manager to be, Joonas Penttinen. Annu Jokela-Ylipiha thanked all the Partners for the good co-operation during her time in the Project.
The CoMET project was present at the Central Baltic Programme’s stand with 10 projects in Europe Day event Narinkkatori Helsinki on 9 May as well as at the Maritime Day/Sjöfartens Dag 2019 Åland. The Europe Day events aim at encouraging citizens to discover EU-funded projects near them and makes the European Co-operation visible.
2.2.2019 The Partners gathered together in Tallinn
The Project Group second period meeting took place in Tallinn on 31.1-1.2.2019.
Kadi Kasepõld presented Estonian Maritime Academy, EMERA and their simulators. The work has started and proceeds as planned. The Work Groups have met between each other. The simulators connection meeting took place in Tallinn 10.10.2018, the visit to project partners simulation centers at Aboa Mare and EMERA and Cargo handling team in IVKHK 12/18. The second period Steering Group meeting was held on 1.2.2019.
10.8.2018 News The first period’s meetings in Turku
As agreed the Project Group meetings will be held in turns, first in Finland and then in Estonia. The first period’s Project Group meeting took place in Turku on 9.-10.8.2018.
Mirva Salokorpi and Emilia Lindroos presented Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and their Training Center. Organization chart of the project was formed. The first Steering Group took place in Turku on 10.8.2018.
13.3.2018 Press release The kick-off meeting of CoMET Project
On the 12th of March, the Kick-off meeting of Comet Project successfully took place in Kotka. Comet is funded by the Central Baltic programme and will be coordinated by the South Kymenlaakso Vocational College (EKAMI).
On the 12th of March, the Kick-off meeting of Comet Project successfully took place in Kotka. Comet is funded by the Central Baltic programme and will be coordinated by the South Kymenlaakso Vocational College (EKAMI). The other partners are Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu/South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Tallinna Tehnikaülikool/Tallinn University of Technology (EMERA), Ida-Virumaa Kutsehariduskeskus/Ida-Virumaa Vocational Education Centre (IVKHK) and Ab Yrkeshögskolan vid Åbo Akademi/Novia University of Applied Sciences (Aboa Mare).
The aim of the project is to connect maritime simulator centers across the Baltic Sea. Simulator connectivity enables students to train within same virtual learning environment where multi-cultural communication and team working are integral parts of the training. Currently cross border education between maritime education institutes and their simulator centres does not exist.